The largest operator in the Taiwan region, Chunghwa Telecom, has finally given us a date when they will be releasing the iPhone 3G in Taiwan. Looks like those who have had to wait for so long will finally get their hands on the iPhone 3G in less than two weeks.
The company said it would sell iPhones exclusively for an unspecified period, with a two-year service contract carrying a minimal month fee of NT$1,049 (about US$ 31). To get a free iPhone with 8GB memory space, people will have to sign a two-year contract with a monthly charge of NT$2,549 (about US$ 76). Or they can buy the phone from Chunghwa Telecom for at least NT$26,600 (about US$ 800) and get a prepaid number.
December 13th is the day that Taiwan residents will be able to pick one up, legally anyway. Chunghwa is also talking with HTC to bring the T-Mobile G1 to Taiwan. Chunghwa is currently offering pre-sales of the iPhone 3G that will run until December 10th. By targeting the holiday season, Chunghwa plans to sell 50,000 units by March of 2009.